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This Sunday, Stephen Fifer continues our series ‘Remember These Things!’, with the next talk titled, “The Pastor and His People”, from 1 Peter 5:1-11 and John 21:15-19.
During our services on Sunday, we will be hearing a Parish Council update to keep us informed about the ministry and financial matters regarding our church.
If you’re considering popping in and checking out our church, then this is an ideal Sunday to join us at either 10am or 5pm. And if you can’t make it in person, join us at www.oakflats.tv for a live stream of our services.
About 30 people gathered in the church last Tuesday for the Annual General Meeting.
As in other church gatherings, there was a focus on God’s word, prayer was offered for our church and God’s name was praised in song, so that the business of the meeting was clearly set within the context of the service of God.
The Acting Rector led a Bible reading from 1 Peter 5 and reports were received from the Wardens and the Treasurer. Copies of these and other reports are available at the back of the church.
Two sets of elections were held to fill leadership positions in the congregation. The results were as follows:
Wardens: Geoff Kyngdon agreed to be the Rector’s Warden while Phil Pratt and David Crook were nominated and declared as People’s Wardens.
Parish Councillors: Eight people were nominated, and following a vote Ashleigh Browne, Jenny Orange, Harley Mills, Andy Peters, Peter Taylor, John Wilson, were elected. (The Rector has yet to name his appointments.)
Budget for 2019 – Our Treasurer, Geoff Kyngdon, presented our budget for this year. To meet our expense we have to raise offertories of $4,800 per week. Over 95% of our income comes directly from the offertories of our members. It is very important that we all pull together to meet this financial challenge.
We do not take this fellowship in giving for granted and we want to thank all those who give so faithfully in support of our congregation.
– STEPHEN FIFER